Clydebank 2
Dundee Utd 1
League Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)


2 - 1

Dundee Utd

League Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)
Wednesday, October 8th, 1980
Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,653
7:30 PM Kick-off

Tom McGorm (8)
Blair Miller (12)
Eamonn Bannon (57)

Team Managers
Bill Munro Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Gallacher
Tony Gervaise
Jim Fallon
Gerry McLaughlan
Barry Evans
Jim Given
Gerry Ronald
Dave Houston
Blair Miller
Tom McGorm
Gerry McCabe
Hamish McAlpine
Iain Phillip
Derek Stark
John Holt
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne
Willie Pettigrew

Gerry Colgan
Tommy Harkins
Gerry Lesslie
Davie Dodds

Gerry Colgan for Barry Evans (77) Davie Dodds for Iain Phillip (57)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Ian Foote (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

United and Clydebank had met just once on League Cup business and that was a little under five years prior to this one when the competition was known as the Bell's Cup. At the time the clubs met United were holders of the cup, but already had to come from behind against First Division Motherwell in the previous round, so caution was obviously United's approach to a tricky first leg which took place at Kilbowie on Wednesday, 8th October, 1980.

Any apprehensions that Tannadice fans had about this tie were well founded too, because Clydebank raced into a 2-0 lead after a mere 12 minutes. The first was thanks to 17 year old Tommy McGorm. A corner on the left, Houston's header was parried by Hamish McAlpine but the teenager was on hand to sweep home a shock opener. Only another six minutes later Clydebank sensationally went further ahead. Gerry McCabe chipped the ball forward to Blair Millar. The centre was all on his own and coolly scored as the Tannadice defence appealed, in vain, for an offside decision. Greatly encouraged by these early successes, Clydebank had United in grave trouble, but gradually the visitors clawed their way back into the game as Gallacher was increasingly forced into action, but the opening half ended with young McGorm almost counting again with an angled drive.

The resumptiom saw United in obviously determined mood. The introduction of Davie Dodds for lain Phillip in the 57th minute brought speedy reward. Willie Pettigrew way out on the right, swung over a cross and Eamonn Bannon beat Gallacher in the air to nod in a life-saving goal. Youngster McGorm continued to threaten with a couple of chances, but the first leg ended with United going close to levelling the tie.

Squad Statistics (as at October 8th, 1980)

1980-81 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 17 - 4263
John Holt23 7111611
Derek Stark21 171993
Paul Hegarty26 17525544
Iain Phillip29 12 - 611
Frank Kopel31 10 - 35013
Dave Narey24 16130021
Eamonn Bannon22 154468
Willie Pettigrew27 525524
Graeme Payne24 15424517
Paul Sturrock23 17623661
Davie Dodds (sub)22 1048826

League Table (as at October 8th, 1980)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Rangers 8 5 3 0 +16 13
2. Aberdeen 8 5 3 0 +13 13
3. Celtic 8 5 2 1 +10 12
4. Airdrie 8 2 4 2 -2 8
5. Partick Th 8 4 0 4 -5 8
6. St Mirren 8 3 1 4 +4 7
7. Morton 8 2 2 4 -8 6
8. Hearts 8 2 1 5 -4 5
9. DUNDEE UTD 8 0 5 3 -6 5
10. Kilmarnock 8 1 1 6 -18 3

League results since United's last match